Accession Number:

AD0742433

Title:

A Phased Array Antenna with Hemispheric Scan for Satellite Tracking

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The possibility of replacing large highly directive parabolic antennas for satellite tracking with a phased array is investigated. It is shown that a non-planar array with a circular horizontal cross section and an elliptical vertical cross section has a far field radiation pattern suitable for satellite tracking. The problem is formulated for solution by a high speed digital computer and an analysis of the performance of the optimal array design is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE